James Jones (basketball coach)

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James Jones
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Yale
Conference Ivy League
Biographical details
Born (1964-02-20) February 20, 1964 (age 53)
Long Island, New York
Playing career
1982–1986 Albany
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1995 Albany (asst.)
1995–1997 Yale (asst.)
1997–1999 Ohio (asst.)
1999–present Yale
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Ivy League championship (2016)
Awards
2× Ivy League Coach of the Year (2015, 2016)
Hugh Durham Award (2016)

James Fitzgerald Jones[1] (born February 20, 1964) is an American college basketball coach and the current basketball coach at Yale University.

Born in Long Island, Jones played college basketball at SUNY Albany and worked as a sales executive for NCR Corporation before beginning his coaching career.[2] Jones succeeded Dick Kuchen as 22nd head men's basketball coach of Yale University on April 27, 1999.[3] On March 17, 2016, Jones and the Bulldogs upset the fifth-seeded Baylor University Bears in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[4]

His brother Joe Jones is the current head men's basketball coach at Boston University and was previously the head men's basketball coach at Columbia University.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Yale Bulldogs (Ivy League) (1999–present)
1999–00 Yale 7–20 5–9 5th
2000–01 Yale 10–17 7–7 4th
2001–02 Yale 21–11 11–3 T–1st NIT Second Round
2002–03 Yale 14–13 8–6 4th
2003–04 Yale 12–15 7–7 4th
2004–05 Yale 11–16 7–7 3rd
2005–06 Yale 15–14 7–7 4th
2006–07 Yale 14–13 10–4 2nd
2007–08 Yale 13–15 7–7 4th
2008–09 Yale 13–15 8–6 2nd
2009–10 Yale 12–19 6–8 4th
2010–11 Yale 15–13 8–6 3rd
2011–12 Yale 19–10 9–5 4th CIT First Round
2012–13 Yale 14–17 8–6 3rd
2013–14 Yale 19–14 9–5 2nd CIT Runner-Up
2014–15 Yale 22–10 11–3 T–1st
2015–16 Yale 23–7 13–1 1st NCAA Second Round
2016–17 Yale 18–10 9–5 3rd
Yale: 272–249 (.522) 150–102 (.595)
Total: 272–249 (.522)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The divine nature of basketball : my season inside the Ivy League". Austin Public Library. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ Cavanaugh, Jack (22 February 2002). "BASKETBALL; An Unlikely Ivy Crown Is Within Yale's Reach". New York Times. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bulldogs name new coaches". Yale Bulletin & Calendar. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  4. ^ O'Neil, Dana. "Yale earns tourney's first upset following perfect Cinderella script". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 

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